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The personal experience upon which this report is based embraces twenty-three operations, in all of which recovery ensued. They may be, for purposes of study, divided into:
Case 1.—Male, aged 40. Operation July 7, 1888. Seven months before, hæmaturia, chills and fever. Diagnosis, cancer of bladder. Large epithelioma removed. Drainage tube removed eighth day. Urine ceased to escape through wound on sixteenth day. Recovery. Improved. Six months later, death from general metastasis and exhaustion.
Case 2.—Male, 36 years old. Operation July 20, 1888. Small benign sessile tumor removed from floor of trigonum. Drainage tube removed sixth day. Wound closed on eighteenth day. Recovered. Cured.
Case 3.—Female, 20 years old. Small, pedunculated, benign tumor at commencement of urethra, forming ball-valve, and stopping free outflow of urine. Operation March 26, 1889. Wound in bladder closed at once. Catheter per urethram ten days. No leakage. Recovery.
Case 4.—Male, 54 years. Operation
WYETH JA. SUPRA-PUBIC CYSTOTOMY. Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891. JAMA. 1891;XVII(5):185–189. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410830021001f
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